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8:17 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Ohio State on Alert After 2 Attempted Abductions

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University authorities say a man tried to abduct two women in separate incidents near OSU Medical Center on Wednesday.

Both women ran away and were unharmed. The Columbus Dispatch reports one was approached at a bus stop by a man who held a knife with a 3-inch blade to her side and told her she was coming with him. The other woman was grabbed near her car.

The university sent a text message alert and warned people to be aware of their surroundings when walking around campus.

Around the Miami Valley, Politics
8:12 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Most School Tax Issues Defeated This Week in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - This week's special election was one of the toughest in years for Ohio school districts.

The Ohio School Boards Association says voters approved just six of the 23 school tax requests on the ballot around the state on Tuesday. That works out to a passage rate of 26 percent, the lowest in an August election since the 14 percent approved in 2007.

Around the Miami Valley
12:10 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Ohio Teacher Suspended over Alleged Name-Calling

KETTERING, Ohio - An Ohio school board is considering the future a teacher accused of calling students names.

The human resources director for the Kettering schools said suspended Fairmont High School English teacher, Michael Togliatti, also repeatedly used profanity and ridiculed the district superintendent in class.

The Dayton Daily News reports the school board voted Tuesday night for Togliatti to be suspended without pay, pending termination.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:08 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Ohio Schools May Try Again with Rejected Levies

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio school districts who saw tax levy defeats yesterday at the polls will look at trying again in November.

Superintendent Lori Handler of the Mount Healthy schools tells The Cincinnati Enquirer her suburban Cincinnati district has no choice but to put the back on the ballot.  She says the schools have had to slash programs that benefit students.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:06 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Funerals Set for Ohio Pilots in Biplane Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Visitations and funeral services have been set for the two pilots killed in the crash of a Wright Brothers-style biplane in western Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports the families of 73-year-old Don Gum and 64-year-old Mitchell Cary will receive visitors separately Wednesday evening, and the families scheduled funeral services for Thursday.

The men were members of Wright "B" Flyer Inc., an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization.

Federal investigators say an announcement of what caused the crash last Saturday could take up to eight months.

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